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Summer

This summer we are providing an online resource called Summer Out of the Box for you to use for youth ministry. The box features teaching videos on the theme 'Stand Firm' by Dave Martin (Minister at New Life Presbyterian in Officer) from the book of 1 Thessalonians, plus study materials and games/activities. The box can be used in a way which suits the people in your setting and is up to you how you want to benefit from it.

What's in The Box

  • 5 Recorded talks on the theme 'Stand Firm' by Dave Martin based on 1 Thessalonians.
  • 5 Bible Studies to accompany the talks.
  • Some fun ice-breakers and games
  • Ideas for a theme night

How can you use PYV "Summer Out of the Box"?

  1. As a Summer Event at your church. Camp out at church for a couple of days or just hang out together each morning for a week. Do whatever suits your youth and their availability. ‘Summer Out of the Box' comes with suggestions for games and activities that can make your chill-out sessions fun!
  2. As a Kick-Starter weekend run over a Friday and Saturday in late January/early February to get everyone excited about living 2022 dedicated to Jesus OR save up the material for the youth program at your church camp in 2022. (Perhaps you could see if a PYV leader would be available to come and support your program!)
  3. A series of Youth Group talks and studies for Term 1. A great way to start your youth group year grounded in God’s Word with ready-made, theologically sound material that you can share with your youth group.
  4. As a family Bible study series - great way to get your family into the habit of regular Bible study as the year unfolds and to teach your children how to read, study and pray their way through a book of the Bible
  5. As a resource for personal Quiet Times as you reflect on what it is to live as a Christian in these tricky times, using 1 Thessalonians as a text to encourage, challenge and inspire you.

Sign Up Now

By signing up you will receive access to the 'Summer Out of a Box' material in mid-December. The box is free and made available by Presbyterian Youth Victoria.

Child Safety

When planning, please consider Child Safe policies and implications for ministry.


Dear friends of PYV,

Let us assure you - we were planning for the most EPIC camp this Summer. Certain realities beyond our control are preventing us from doing that this year. At PYV, we’ve been watching the Roadmaps closely, chatting with the COVID hotline, and talking to our friends in Schools and other Youth Ministries. Even with our thorough investigation, there is not a sufficient pathway to move forward with our plans for camp.

The PYV Council have decided that we need to change our model for Summer Camp 2022 - we cannot run a face to face camp.

PYV are making a Choose Your Own Adventure experience for families, youth groups and Churches to use at a time that suits them over the Summer. We will have stacks of interactive activities for you all - watch this space.

If you’d like to get in touch with us, you can email the PYV Acting Convenor, Anna Burns - convenor@pyv.org.au , or the Youth Ministry Director Andrew Edmonds - ymd@pyv.org.au .

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PYV Council